Do you have a question about relationships and flirting?

You can email me about any of your relationship and flirtation questions, and I'll be happy to address them in my blog. Won't that be fun! Its very Dear Abby, but hey...I'm just as good as she is! Just put "Dear Ottis" in the subject. Make sure your letters are annoymous though, to protect you and me. Send all questions to

Monday, November 29, 2010

Ode to things that make me happy

So, over thanksgiving break I had the joy of being sick.  At first, I thought it was strep.  A trip to the friendly local Student Health Center taught me that strep was just not the case.  So, I spent a good portion of the trip in bed, with a ridiculously sore throat.  Luckily, in these times of pain and need, I return to the things that make me happy.  These videos, are some of my absolute favorite one.  They can always pick me up.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  Let us all be so grateful for the bounteous gifts that the Lord has given each of us this year.  I am thankful that I've now passed the 30lb mark on my hCG diet!  Yay!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Les Frères Gourmands

As many of you know, I have a little catering group called Les Frères Gourmands.  It is run by Devan Chatelain, Mark Burtenshaw and myself...thus les freres gourmands...haha.  Anyway, I started a little blog, and I think y'all should take a little peak at it here, and let me know what you think.  It has selections of the various foods that we do, and some beautiful pics.  Let me know what you think!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

As Seen On Facebook

This is a status that I saw on facebook and it absolutely cracked me up!  I'm all about breast cancer awareness and all.  Some of the dearest women I've known have had to battle breast cancer.  Some have lost, some have one.  Either way, this is kinda funny.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

21 Accents

Hello, I'm Mary Walker.  I'm 25 years old and I'm from _____

This girl is absolutely amazing to me.  Now, some people have told me that a few of her accents aren't perfect.  But, lots of them are also SPOT ON.  Let's just remember that she is doing 21 accents in 2 right after the other.  That's pretty dang amazing.  I hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


I have now officially lost over 20lbs.  I am officially 1/3 of the way towards my "Before Christmas Weight Loss Goal" of 2010.  Yay!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thank You Lunch

This past month Mark and I decided to make a little late lunch/early dinner for the girls that helped serve at the two weddings that we catered.  It was nice to have a fair few of them up at the villa so I could cook them a little something.  I was excited to show them a bit more about the kind of food I like to cook, and not just the bulk wedding food that they saw.

Monday, November 8, 2010


This Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 in the DeJong Concert Hall at BYU the Concert Choir and BYU Singers will be having a big concert.  I encourage all to attend.  I have 2 for 1's if you're interested!  Hurry and by a ticket before they're gone!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Welcome Home

Watch arriving passengers be given a welcome home to remember at Heathrow Terminal 5.  Its great fun.  Here is a list of songs that are performed, in case you want them!

0:10 - 0:37 Etta James - At Last
0:37 - 0:56 Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby
0:56 - 1:19 Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
1:19 - 1:39 Iggy Pop - The Passenger
1:39 - 1:53 Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
1:53 - 2:06 Kaiser Chiefs – Oh My God
2:06 - 2:26 Michael Mcdonald - I Knew You Were Waiting
2:26 - 3:05 Peters & Lee - Welcome Home


I have now lost over 10lbs.  Yay for me.  Tonight, I'll be treating myself to a very small steak.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Not another diet...

  Well, I've decided to try a new diet.  Note that I've never been a big fan of diets.  Indeed, one might say that I hate them.  Though, I've seen various success in them.  This one is one of the more intense ones I've done.  So, I thought I'd let you all know and follow along with me.

  I'm doing the hCG diet.  Basically, that means I'm taking holistic hCH drops every day and then only eating about 500 calories a day.  Those 500 calories are broken down into 2 meals.  In each of those meals, I get to eat 100 grams of protein (only chicken, white fish, shrip, or veal), 1 apple/orange/handful of strawberries, 1 serving a very limited assortment of veggies, and one grissini stick.  Beyond that, I drink lots of water and herbal tea.

  From what I've heard from the various people I've talked to who have participated in this program, there is a 1-2lbs per day average loss.  I'm going to be doing the 42 day program.  I've just finished day 3, and I've already lost 6lbs.  I'm excited to see the progress continue!

  I'm also lucky to have two dear friends participating in the program with me.  They are doing the 21 day program so as to be able to partially participate in Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I'm thankful to have their support.  I hope they have total success.  I'm excited to watch us all progress.  So, here's a big Thanks to you girls!  Good Luck.

  Anyway, I suppose we'll see how everything goes.  I'm hoping to loose between 45-60lbs.  I'm hoping it'll be a drastic change for when I go home for Christmas.  I hope my family will be impressed.  It does take a lot of will power to do this, and I will have to miss thanksgiving this year, but...Such is Life!

Monday, November 1, 2010

4 Horsemen of the Apcocalypse

No, I'm not talking about the end of the world...rather, the end of a relationship.  There are 4 sure ways of knowing when a relationship is going to end.  And these are them.  They are brought to us by relationship/marriage guru John Gottman.  Enjoy!